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List of schema versions for Windows Server Active Directory

Here's the current list of Schema Versions for Active Directory on Windows Server.

OS Schema Version
Windows 2000 Server 13
Windows Server 2003 30
Windows Server 2003 R2 31
Windows Server 2008 44
Windows Server 2008 R2 47
Windows Server 2012 56
Windows Server 2012 R2 69
Windows Server 2016 87


You can validate the current schema version you have in your environment via PowerShell or Registry Editor.

Validate schema version via PowerShell:

Get-ADObject (Get-ADRootDSE).schemaNamingContext -Property objectVersion

In this screenshot, I have ObjectVersion equal to 69, denoting the schema has been extended for AD on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Validate schema version via Registry Editor:

  1. Click Start and search for
  2. regedit
  3. Open up regedit and navigate to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\NTDS\Parameters
  4. In this screenshot, I have Schema Version equal to 69, denoting the schema has been extended for AD on Windows Server 2012 R2.
    regedit - schema version

How do I find the Cisco MSE Version Number via command line?

If you are trying to find the version number of your Cisco Mobility Services Engine, SSH into the machine and execute the following command:
/etc/init.d/msed status

You should see something similar to the output below:

[root@MYMSE ~]# /etc/init.d/msed status
STATUS: Starting MSE Platform, Waiting to check the status. MSE Platform is up, getting the status

Server Config

Product name: Cisco Mobility Service Engine
Hw Version: V01

Hope this helps!

How do I find out if my SQL server is 32-bit or 64-bit?

Want to know what version of SQL server your have running? All we need to do is execute one SQL command and away we go 🙂

  1. Go to your SQL server
  2. Open up the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
    1. Start->All programs->Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2->SQL Server Management Studio
  3. Login with your user
  4. Click the New Query button
  5. Execute the following query